PEOPLE BEHAVING BADLY - OBJECTIONABLE MOMENTS IN HOLIDAY MOVIES
A Budapest gift shop is the setting for antagonistic co-workers Alfred Kralik (Jimmy Stewart) and Klara Novak (Margaret Sullavan) who are lonelyheart pen pals but don't realize it in The Shop Around the Corner. Here's a clip of Alfred counseling Klara on her choice of blouses:
Those aren't pillows! In Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, Neal Page (Steve Martin) just wants to get home to his family for the holiday, but is saddled with fellow traveler and shower ring salesman Del Griffith (John Candy). After sharing a double bed in a hotel, they wake to discover they've been spooning all night, resulting in a lot of macho posturing and sports talk:
It's A Wonderful Life stars Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, a businessman on the brink of collapse who thinks his wife Mary (Donna Reed) and children would be better off if he were dead. An angel is sent to earth to show him how utterly terrible things would've been for everyone if he'd never lived. Here's a clip showing the most devastating moment imaginable for George - when he finds out that Mary would have been a... librarian!
British actor Rowan Atkinson's character Mr. Bean is nearly always behaving badly. In this clip from Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean, his overactive id has once again gotten him into trouble - this time while preparing a turkey dinner for his girlfriend:
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